Graeme Rankine

Associate Professor of Accounting
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
1221

Biography

A native of Surfers Paradise, Australia, Graeme Rankine is associate professor of accounting and academic director of the SABIC Executive MBA (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Program at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been academic director of the LG Electronics Executive MBA (Seoul, South Korea), the EMBA-Europe (Prague, Czech Republic) Program, and the EMBA-Asia (Taipei, Taiwan) Program.

Prior to joining Thunderbird, he taught at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he received several teacher recognition awards including the Student Association Mentor Recognition Award, the Amoco Teaching Award, the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize. At Thunderbird, he was the EMBA Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and the Outstanding MBA Professor in 2010.

Graeme has been academic director of Thunderbird’s Strategic Finance and Accounting for Oil and Gas Leaders program. He has taught executive education programs in the energy sector including those for ARCO (China), British Petroleum (U.S.), CEZ (Czech Republic), ExxonMobil (Europe, Asia, U.S.), MOL Group (Hungary), National Oil Company of Libya, and Unocal (U.S.). He also has taught a variety of programs in Central and Eastern Europe including those for Danone (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland), DHL (Czech Republic), Kraft (Czech Republic), and T-Mobile (Czech Republic, Slovakia).

His research is published in leading journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, and Issues in Accounting Education. His co-authored research on corporate name changes was discussed in The Wall Street Journal. His co-authored research on stock splits is the subject of numerous columns including those in The Wall Street Journal, Individual Investor, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes and
Business Week.

Education

  • Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Washington-Seattle
  • Bachelor's degree. Economics (Honours), Australian National University, Canberra

Research Interests

Areas of Expertise:
Global Finance and Accounting, Strategic Finance and Accounting for Value Creation,
Corporate Finance, Activity-Based Costing and Management, Balanced Scorecards,
Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganization and Restructuring

Courses:
Accounting Bootcamp, Corporate Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting and Analysis,
Financial Accounting & External Reporting, Fundamentals of Accounting, Intrapreneurial
Project, Managerial Decision Making and Accounting Information, Mergers & Acquisition
Finance, Mergers and Acquistions Strategy

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TGM 512Managerial DecisionMkngGlblEnv
TGM 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TGM 512Managerial DecisionMkngGlblEnv
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TGM 597TBird Integrative Experience
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 501Global Accounting
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TGM 596Thunderbird Experiencial Pract
TGM 597TBird Integrative Experience
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 512Managerial DecisionMkngGlblEnv
TGM 597TBird Integrative Experience
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TGM 512Managerial DecisionMkngGlblEnv
TBX 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 501Global Accounting
TGM 511Global Financial Accounting
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics